Search Results: "Melba Pattillo Beals"


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WHITE IS A STATE OF MIND by Melba Pattillo Beals
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Later, she claimed a new life as a journalist—making this an account of the fairly routine stuff of a black woman coming of age in the North."
Beals had one story to tell, and she told it five years ago in her award-winning Warriors Don—t Cry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1994

"The sense of immediacy in Beals's well-crafted account makes the events seem like they happened yesterday."
A profoundly uplifting—and also a profoundly depressing- -account of the integration of Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Read full book review >

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MARVELOUS MELBA by Ann Blainey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2009

"Blainey writes with contagious enthusiasm for Melba and her resplendent world."
Portrait of the legendary soprano describes an operatic existence. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE by Katheryn Russell-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Readers will agree that 'Melba Doretta Liston was something special.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bewitched by the rhythms of jazz all around her in Depression-era Kansas City, little Melba Doretta Liston longs to make music in this fictional account of a little-known jazz great. Read full book review >

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SKIM by James G. Pattillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A high-energy debut likely to score with Elmore Leonard fans."
Sedentary lawyer Dave Pike's life perks up fast when his old friend fuddy-duddy Hollywood producer Maurice Baranowitz asks him to find out what's happened to $50,000 that's vanished from the budget of stylish, sexy director Mickey McDonald's new movie. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"A standout, approachable self-improvement guide that emphasizes mental, spiritual, and physical integration."
Authors Rhoades and McDonald's useful handbook offers actionable concepts, based on well-researched methods, as tools for improved health. Read full book review >